Hello and Welcome to UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Use of English - Set 1 You are to attempt 59 Objectives Questions ONLY for 30 minutes. Supply Your Full Name in the text box below and begin immediately. Your time starts NOW! Full Name (Surname First): PASSAGE A Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from a curse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: "Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren't there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?" Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his match one day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, "Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter." And he sat down. I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People. 1. What point of view is the Geography master fond of advancing? A. Africans are infested with all kinds of problemB. Only the white men are free from deadly diseasesC. The Almighty God is punishing Africans for sins they committed long ago.D. God did not curse the white people.ABCD 2. Which of the following arguments did he not use to support his vies? A. In Africa, the mosquito causes deadly malaria whereas in Britain, it doesn't bite or cause malariaB. There is malaria both in Britain and in African CountriesC. The snakes in Africa are deadly but those in Britain are harmlessD. The sickle cell disease is peculiar to the black race.ABCD 3. "...rock the boat" What figure of speech is this expression? A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Personification D. HyperboleABCD 4. What extra argument (lid the new boy offer after countering each of vie master's points? A. There are problems especially in AfricaB. There are deadly snakes be the in America and AfricaC. There are harmless snakes in BritainD. Many white men prefer the African climate to their own.ABCD 5. Why do you think the master fought back with his look rather than with further argument? A. He knew that the boy's points were validB. He had answers to the boy's argumentC. He went out to sort for the boy's argumentD. He already made up his mind on his points.ABCD 6. "...who had no answer to this new battle". What grammatical name is given to the above passage expression as it is used in the passage? A. (non-defining) relative clause B. Adverbial clause C. Subordinate clause D. Main clauseABCD Passage B The passage below has gaps immediately following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and .....7......[A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]ABCD .......diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis, diarrhoea and many others including ... 8.......[A. catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache D. influenza]ABCD known also as the ... 9... cold. [A. common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].ABCD Outbreaks of many of these diseases have been brought under control in the last fifty years. Some ..........10........ [A. pains B. fevers C. infection D. traces]ABCD .........like measles and whooping cough still pose a great danger to younger children. The ...11.... [A. symptoms B. appearance C. feels D. signs]ABCD of measles are more easily ... 12... [A. diagnosed B. treated C. dealt with a handled] than those of whooping cough.ABCD Unlike that of many others, the virus of measles more easily remain ...13... [A. unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D. erratic] for hundreds of years.ABCD However, once you have had an ...14...[A. epidemic B. encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this dreadful disease,ABCD you develop an ... 15... [ A. impurity B. armour C. immunity D. ability] which is almost complete and long lasting.ABCD Modern science has made available ...... 16 .....[A. injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines] to prevent many childhood diseasesABCD and this is the only guarantee of ... 17... [A. freedom B. discharge C. cure D. protection] from these scourges.ABCD More effective treatment of Complication arising from these childhood diseases using penicillin and other ...18... [A. relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]ABCD has also helped to reduce the ... 19... [A. high B. mortality C. killing D. dangerous] rate among children.ABCD It is universally accepted that good...20... [A. health B. body C. sense D. development] is the right of every human being and children.ABCD We have today ...22... [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D. marvelous] drugs which give protection against most childhood diseases.ABCD After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations of the sentence is given. Choose the interpretation that you consider appropriate for each sentence. 23. When asked to state her side of the story, Bunmi started by beating about the bush. This means that Bunmi A. went straight to the pointB. was lost in great thoughtC. followed a bush pathD. approached the subject without coming to the point.ABCD 24. The amount he donated was small. He said it was his widow's mite. This means that A. he was a widowB. he was misery.C. it was all he could honestly affordD. he could have given more.ABCD 25. The friendship between Segun and Shehu has turned sour. This means that Segun and Shehu are A. no longer friendsB. stilt friendsC. better friends nowD. getting to understand each other.ABCD The driver smelled a rat when the policemen asked him to stop. It means that the driver was A. reckless B. auspicious C. careful D. offensive.ABCD The students were as Wised to face their studies and let the sleeping dog lie. This means that the students shout A. obey the authoritiesB. organise them properlyC. leave matters as they are nowD. be as watchful as sleeping dogs.ABCD 28. From the way Ngozi behaves, it is obvious she is a greenhorn. "This means that Ngozi is ______ A. arrogant B. cautious C. inexperienced D. uncivilised.ABCD 29. The economic situation is so bad that many wage earners are hardly able to make both ends meet. This means that A. people's income exceed their expenditureB. most people are extravagant with their incomeC. people's earnings are not sufficient for their essential needsD. most people engage in activities that bring them extra pay.ABCD 30. Since I found out his hypocritical nature, I have been keeping him at arm's length. This mean that I ___ A. avoid being similar with himB. ignore his adviceC. report him to the authorityD. stop visiting him.ABCD I knew Okoronkwo's father very well and I must say that his son is a chip off the old block. Thy means that Okoronkwo A. has Chosen the game career as its fatherB. is very much like his fatherC. is a I extremely different sort of person from his lather.D. has taken up a different profession from his father's.ABCD The debating team was warned to make convincing points and not to play to the gallery. This means that the team should not A. be selfishB. underrate opponentsC. be over-confidentD. attempt to win cheap popularity.ABCD 33. Anyone who thinks that he can succeed in life without working hard is living in a fool's paradise. This means is that such a person A. is having an illusionB. thinks other people are foolsC. thinks hat working is merely a joke.D. is on the verge of insanity.ABCD From these questions, choose the options opposite in meaning to the words or phrases in italics. 34. I am happy to inform you that your boys are conscientious A. industrious B. carefree C. careful D. corruptABCD 35. My father is a very prosperous businessman. A. ungrateful B. unscrupulous C. unskilled D. unsuccessfulABCD 36. My hostess greeted her guest in a very relaxed manner A. energetic B. athletic C. stiff D. perplexedABCD 37. Ayo takes his studies rather lightly A. humorously B. tediously C. carefully D. seriouslyABCD 38. The doctor was very gentle with his patients in the examining room A. harsh B. rude C. rough D. unkindABCD 39. The President took exception to the ignoble role the young man played in the matter A. honourable B. embarrassing C dishonourable D. extraordinaryABCD 40. The man who had been seriously ill was convalescing at a seaside resort. A. regaining health B. deteriorating in health C. recuperating D. relaxingABCD 41. For millions of years, the world resources have remained boundless A. unlimited B. scarce C. indomitable D. limitedABCD 42. The difference between the experimental procedures was imperceptible to me A. negligible B. significant C. obvious D. obscureABCD 43. His anti-apathy to religion ideas makes him unpopular A. remedy B. Consciousness C. hostility D. receptivenessABCD For the questions, choose the options that best complete the gap(s). 44. He was _____ by the trickster. A. assisted B. duped C. enjoined D. encouragedABCD 45. When the soldiers saw that resistance was _______, they stopped fighting A. inadequate B. inefficient C. futile D. successfulABCD 46. You should read all the _______ carefully before you decide where to go on holiday. A. brochures B. prospectus C. tickets D. handoutsABCD 47. The Emir and Conqueror of the enemy territories _______ next week. A. arrives B. are to arrive C. arrive D. are arrivingABCD 48. We ought to have visited the Governor, _______ ? A. isn't it B. oughtn't we C. shouldn't we D. haven'tABCD 49. He didn't sense Obi's presence in the room, did he? ________ A. yes, he did B. No, he did C. Yes, he didn't D. No, he didn'tABCD 50. You can stay here __________ as you are quiet. A. as long B. so long C. in a much D. for as longABCD In each of these questions, choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. 51. The witness averred that she had seen Dosun at the scene of the crime A. argued B. confirmed C. denied D. affirmedABCD 52. The high cost of living these days calls for a lot of frugality A. extravagance B. economy C. recklessness D. prudence.ABCD 53. Tunde's reaction underscores the points I was making. A. justifies B. summarizes C. emphasizes D. clarifiesABCD 54. Everyone admired the manager's adroit handling of the crisis in the company A. emphasised B. skillful C. tactless D. clumsyABCD The principal took exception to the ignoble role the teacher play in the matter A. embarrassing B. honourable C. extraordinary D. dishonourableABCD In each of these questions, choose the option that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined. 56. key A. sit B. bet C seat D. treadABCD 57. taught A. law B. aunt C. count D. plateauABCD In each of these questions, choose the appropriate stress Item from the options. The syllables are written in capital letters. 58. comfortable A. COMfortable B. comFORtable C. comfortaBLE D. comforTABLEABCD 59. incapacitate A. inCApacitate B. incaPAcitate C. INcapacitate D. incapaciTATE.ABCD 60. encouragement A. 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